Cake Portion Guide

Knowing the right size to get for your cake is important. You do not want to get too much cake, or worse, not enough. Most people find it difficult to get it right, so we are here to try and make it a little bit simpler.

How much cake is in a portion?

A cake portion is a piece of cake served for one person. The size of the portion will depend on how you cut the cake and what occasion you are cutting it for. 

Typically you would either serve a dessert slice 5cm x 2.5cm (2” x 1”) or coffee/finger slice 2.5cm x 2.5cm (1” x 1”).  These can be halved further if needed. 

Unless otherwise requested, our cakes will come as four layers, and this will help with portioning of your cakes.

The chart below shows what size of cake to order for the desired numbers. The serving numbers refer to dessert slices. Numbers show servings with and without the top tier. For those wishing to save the top tier.

If the cake is the sole dessert or if larger portions are served, the actual number of servings may differ from what the chart indicates.


The cutting guide serves as a reference only and illustrates how to slice cakes into servings.